I n t r o d u c t i o n
The more than three decades of intermittent conflict between Government Forces and the Bangsamoro Revolutionary Organization in Mindanao resulted to destruction of infrastructures and population displacement. Consequently, development was deferred resulting to the lack of trust among the people in Conflict-Affected Areas (CAAs) and government authorities.
In response to this situation, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) exerted efforts to end hostilities, forge peace and to pave the way for the immediate return of evacuees to their places of origin and for their relief and rehabilitation, and in the implementation of relief, rehabilitation and development projects in areas affected by the conflict. As agreed by both parties in the Tripoli Agreement on Peace of June 22, 2001 and in order for the MILF to determine, lead and manage rehabilitation and development projects in the areas affected by the conflict established, through a Central Committee resolution of June 2, 2002 the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), which is mandated to determine, lead and manage rehabilitation and development projects in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.